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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 04-04-2018, 11:25 PM
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Posted By fishingsetx
Mine is a standard carbine buffer from PSA and...

Mine is a standard carbine buffer from PSA and came as part of their AR pistol build kit. Havent had it long, but, so far, Ive been extremely pleased with it!

Guns have only two enemies: rust...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-28-2018, 10:25 PM
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Posted By fishingsetx
The two I subscribe to are: ...

The two I subscribe to are:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1664963953796770/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1718489855051192/

Both are pretty active and lots of help. Again, it is a great...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-27-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 2,664
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Posted By fishingsetx
I also forgot to mention that if you plan on...

I also forgot to mention that if you plan on mounting it to anything but an AR, look into mounts that extend it back past your stock rail!! Some people might even need to extend it back on an AR. ...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-27-2018, 10:48 PM
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Posted By fishingsetx
It has its quirks and the manual isnt all that...

It has its quirks and the manual isnt all that helpfull. Its a good scope once you learn to navigate the menus and how to set it all up though. The built in ballistics calc is pretty darn accurate...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-19-2018, 07:51 AM
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Posted By fishingsetx
Pretty good for the price. I havent used it to...

Pretty good for the price. I havent used it to actually hunt with yet, but ive used it around the neighborhood and the fields/pipelines around the plant I work at. Animals that are rabbit sized or...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-18-2018, 11:54 PM
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Posted By fishingsetx
Just built this and mounted my ATN x-sight II. ...

Just built this and mounted my ATN x-sight II. Nothing fancy, but should do the trick for now. Cant wait to get it in the woods at night on pig/yote patrol!
...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-18-2018, 01:48 AM
Replies: 4,574
Views: 477,060
Posted By fishingsetx
Assembled and ready for a test run. ...

Assembled and ready for a test run. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180218/7846384a943feea5f528918ec17071f9.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180218/0f4207193b36d5c70b9311d61db8f29d.jpg
...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-16-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4,574
Views: 477,060
Posted By fishingsetx
My boxes of adult legos arrived today. Tomorrow...

My boxes of adult legos arrived today. Tomorrow evening will hopefully be assembly and testing sunday or...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-16-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By fishingsetx
Went with PSA, bought the stuff for a 7.5" 300...

Went with PSA, bought the stuff for a 7.5" 300 BLK pistol and a 18" 223 wylde rifle!
...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-11-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4,574
Views: 477,060
Posted By fishingsetx
Ordered all the stuff to build a: 7.5" 300...

Ordered all the stuff to build a:

7.5" 300 BLK pistol

18" 223 wylde rifle

Hopefully it will all be here this week, but, if I know anything about PSA, it'll be at least next week. Pics will...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-21-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By fishingsetx
Found this one on PSA. What am I missing? Sure...

Found this one on PSA. What am I missing? Sure seems cheap.


http://palmettostatearmory.com/ptac-16-m4-5-56-nato-1-7-nitride-upper-without-bcg-or-ch-39236.html
Guns have only two enemies: ...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-21-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By fishingsetx
Help with cheap AR pistol and decent AR rifle builds

Never been an AR guy, but hopefully that is about to change. Just picked up 2 AeroPrecision stripped lowers. This is all I have at the moment so ill be buying/ordering everything else.

First one...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-21-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4,574
Views: 477,060
Posted By fishingsetx
Not quite a gun, but let the saga begin! ...

Not quite a gun, but let the saga begin!

My plans are that one will be a super cheap 300BLK pistol to ride in the truck/ranger. Basically a beater that I dont mind scratching, denting, or...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-30-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4,574
Views: 477,060
Posted By fishingsetx
Why not shoulder it? ATF ruling recently...

Why not shoulder it? ATF ruling recently reversed their previous ruling and said it was ok to shoulder. It cannot, however be modified in any way, but it is ok to shoulder an unmodified brace.
...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-26-2017, 11:37 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,617
Posted By fishingsetx
What would an average .5 MOA AR run price wise?...

What would an average .5 MOA AR run price wise? Preferably in a 6.5C, G, or similar.

Guns have only two enemies: rust and politicians!
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-25-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,617
Posted By fishingsetx
Never cared for them. The look and feel are...

Never cared for them.

The look and feel are what has always turned me off to them and ive handled and shot a bunch if them in several different calibers. Im a died in the wool, wood and blued...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-25-2017, 06:20 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,617
Posted By fishingsetx
Never owned one or had the desire till here...

Never owned one or had the desire till here recently. Thinking of picking one up to use as a beater/truck gun and/or to mount my NV scope on. Still havent decided if iI want to go that route or...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-25-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 795
Posted By fishingsetx
Gotta find the bear first! I will eventually own...

Gotta find the bear first! I will eventually own a flint lock. Just havent taken the plunge yet.

Guns have only two enemies: rust and politicians!
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-24-2017, 08:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 795
Posted By fishingsetx
Its much more satisfying when you make your own...

Its much more satisfying when you make your own black powder and cast your own bullets. Now I just need to find a recipie for patch lube and Id love to figure out how to make my own caps without the...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-24-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 795
Posted By fishingsetx
Nah, some of us "younger" guys are still...

Nah, some of us "younger" guys are still interested in muzzleloaders! Added a new .32 cal squirrel gun to the collection a couple months...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-24-2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2,664
Views: 262,741
Posted By fishingsetx
Added another gadget to my NV hunting setup. I...

Added another gadget to my NV hunting setup. I have till Jan 31 to decide whether it is worth the $$. Ive been tinkering with it in the yard but may not get to use it in the field before then. I ...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-24-2017, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4,574
Views: 477,060
Posted By fishingsetx
Ive shot that gun and its a good one! Congrats! ...

Ive shot that gun and its a good one! Congrats!

Guns have only two enemies: rust and politicians!
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-22-2017, 07:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 817
Posted By fishingsetx
I check every time I go anywhere that sells ammo...

I check every time I go anywhere that sells ammo (gives me a reason to slip off and browse the gun stuff). I found 15 boxes at academy this summer. Bought 5 and left the rest. Went back the next...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-21-2017, 11:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 817
Posted By fishingsetx
Funny you should mention the 17hm2. It is by...

Funny you should mention the 17hm2. It is by far, my favorite rimfire round and the ammo supply is getting better and better. For the past several years, hornady has been the only producer and...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-03-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By fishingsetx
https://www.atf.gov/firearms/qa/person-who-reloads...

https://www.atf.gov/firearms/qa/person-who-reloads-ammunition-required-be-licensed-manufacturer

This may help answer your question.

Guns have only two enemies: rust and politicians!
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-03-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By fishingsetx
From what I know and the little research ive done...

From what I know and the little research ive done on the net, you cannot do it for $$, but you can do it for a buddy, family member, etc (say load up some rounds for your buddy and give them to him)....
Forum: Traditional 12-03-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,401
Posted By fishingsetx
What are you going to kill them with because it...

What are you going to kill them with because it sure aint gunna be a bow!

Guns have only two enemies: rust and politicians!
Forum: Traditional 12-03-2017, 07:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,401
Posted By fishingsetx
The thing I didnt figure in was the time to...

The thing I didnt figure in was the time to accelerate the arrow from 0 to top speed. This is where traditional bows have a pretty big advantage over compound. I cant seem to find the article...
Forum: Traditional 12-02-2017, 11:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,401
Posted By fishingsetx
What is amazing is at 15 yds and at 300 fps, the...

What is amazing is at 15 yds and at 300 fps, the arrow reaches the deer in 0.15 seconds! Thats not figuring the delay of 0.04 fps due to the speed of sound! So in just over a 10th of a second, that...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-02-2017, 02:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 778
Posted By fishingsetx
Never heard of kinetic, but I have a bunch if PPU...

Never heard of kinetic, but I have a bunch if PPU and never had an issue with it.

Guns have only two enemies: rust and politicians!
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-02-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 778
Posted By fishingsetx
Shouldnt all brass from name brand manufacturers...

Shouldnt all brass from name brand manufacturers meet SAAMI specs? This should only apply if you were pushing max load and above, or if you were looking for absolute bench rest accuracy.

Ive...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-01-2017, 11:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 778
Posted By fishingsetx
Yea, case prep is an individual thing as long as...

Yea, case prep is an individual thing as long as you at least remove any dirt/grime from the case before sizing to protect your dies. I prefer nice shiny brass inside and outside though. Im looking...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-01-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 778
Posted By fishingsetx
I would advise tumbling beford resizing. You...

I would advise tumbling beford resizing. You dont want to put dirty brass through your sizing die. Also, you may already know, but you will want to lube your rifle brass before resizing. ...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-29-2017, 10:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By fishingsetx
I was going to suggest an ATN X-sight 2, but its...

I was going to suggest an ATN X-sight 2, but its about $100-200 over your price range. So far, I love mine.

Guns have only two enemies: rust and politicians!
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-29-2017, 10:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 778
Posted By fishingsetx
My procedure varies depending on several factors....

My procedure varies depending on several factors. My 6.5x284 rounds go through a lot more processing and scrutiny than my .223 or 30-30 rounds.

This is my SOP on used brass (Ive never bought...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-27-2017, 11:29 PM
Replies: 899
Views: 79,754
Posted By fishingsetx
I have a vibratory tumbler and about 1/2 a jug of...

I have a vibratory tumbler and about 1/2 a jug of walnut shell/rouge media. You pay shipping or pick it up and its yours. I live close to Beaumont. I switched over to ss pins about a year ago and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-17-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 681
Views: 104,843
Posted By fishingsetx
What reason would the Perlitz Ranch have for...

What reason would the Perlitz Ranch have for anouncing it as a fake? I would think they would do just the opposite unless, like they said, it was a publicity stunt (and seems to have worked VERY...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-15-2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 681
Views: 104,843
Posted By fishingsetx
That one is funny as heck, but waz also...

That one is funny as heck, but waz also staged/fake.

Guns have only two enemies: rust and politicians!
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-10-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4,574
Views: 477,060
Posted By fishingsetx
UPS came...

UPS came today!https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171111/514b9228a663a58a21c38e8e1c31fdeb.jpg

Guns have only two enemies: rust and politicians!
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 11-07-2017, 05:57 AM
Replies: 4,574
Views: 477,060
Posted By fishingsetx
Just ordered a traditions crockett .32 cal...

Just ordered a traditions crockett .32 cal muzzleloader. Should be delivered to my door by monday!

My dad brought a couple down a few weeks ago ans they are a blast to hunt squirrel with! (Pic...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-03-2017, 07:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By fishingsetx
Dont know about the caping, but I do know that...

Dont know about the caping, but I do know that processing any further than quartering in camp is a big no no for TPWD.

Guns have only two enemies: rust and politicians!
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 10-31-2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By fishingsetx
Hahaha! Guns have only two enemies: rust...

Hahaha!

Guns have only two enemies: rust and politicians!
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-27-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 603
Posted By fishingsetx
Cant comment about the die mods, but here are my...

Cant comment about the die mods, but here are my only reasons I would crimp:

1.) If I expected them to take a MAJOR beating. I keep mine in a good hard case and never had an issue.

2.) Any...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-24-2017, 10:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,300
Posted By fishingsetx
Awesome, glad you got a decent deal. You could...

Awesome, glad you got a decent deal. You could probably get another $1500-$2k selling it yourself though. Looks like I guestimated stealership trade in pretty close! They might have offered you a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-24-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 377
Posted By fishingsetx
That makes me nervous! Ive used a big stick...

That makes me nervous! Ive used a big stick burner all my life, but picked up a MES 140S sunday (fire box finally cratered on my pit). Been seasoning it for the last 2 days and plan on throwing a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-24-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 377
Posted By fishingsetx
Ok, the bimetal thermometers that come on grills...

Ok, the bimetal thermometers that come on grills arw notoriously inaccurate for both chamber temp and internal temp. Just wanted to be sure you werent using that (mine was 70 degrees off!!!) Here...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-24-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 377
Posted By fishingsetx
Also, what thermometer are you using to read...

Also, what thermometer are you using to read temp?

Guns have only two enemies: rust and politicians!
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-24-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 377
Posted By fishingsetx
You have another 3-5 hrs if the ones ive done are...

You have another 3-5 hrs if the ones ive done are any indicator (every one is different). You are in the stall. Eventually it will start to climb again. Wrapping gets you through the stall...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-24-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 377
Posted By fishingsetx
I dont. 225 till internal temp of 195. I dont...

I dont. 225 till internal temp of 195. I dont wrap my briskets either. Same cooking temp to 203 internal. Wrapping softenes the bark too much for my liking. Id rather extend the cook time.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-21-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,300
Posted By fishingsetx
You will get a much better deal selling it...

You will get a much better deal selling it outright. At 96k on a gasser, most dealerships are looking at auction rather than the used lot and thats the reason i dont think you will get near NADA...
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